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This Side of Home
by Renée Watson

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    List Price: $9.99 (store prices may vary)
    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Children’s
    Page Count: 352
    ISBN13: 9781619639300
    Imprint: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
    Parent Company: Bloomsbury Publishing

    Book Description:


    A captivating and poignant coming-of-age urban YA debut about sisters, friends, and what it means to embrace change.Maya Younger and her identical twin sister, Nikki, have always agreed on the important things. Friends. Boys. School. They even plan to attend the same historically African American college.
    But nothing can always remain the same.As their Portland neighborhood goes from rough-and-tumble to up-and-coming, Maya feels her connection to Nikki and their community slipping away. Nikki spends more time at trendy coffee shops than backyard barbecues, and their new high school principal is more committed to erasing the neighborhood’s "ghetto" reputation than honoring its history. Home doesn’t feel like home anymore. As Maya struggles to hold on to her black heritage, she begins to wonder with whom—or where—she belongs. Does growing up have to mean growing apart?In a captivating coming-of-age story, Ren e Watson explores the experiences, transitions, and cultural expectations of young African Americans in a changing world.

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